MLB 14: The Show [Guide]

MLB 14 The Show
Apr
4
2014

Every year, Sony puts out a new game in the MLB: The Show franchise, and 2014
is no different! But this time, baseball fans can play the game on PS4, PS3, or
even PS Vita. This guide will translate to all of those different platforms
that the game is available on.

MLB 14: The Show Guide
Written by Dalton “HorrorSpooky” Cooper and Trade
Copyright 2014

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=TABLE OF CONTENTS=
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1. Introduction and Controls
2. Play Now
3. Franchise
4. Diamond Dynasty
5. Road to the Show
6. Mini Modes
7. Community Challenges
8. Team List
9. Trophy List
10. Conclusion

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1. Introduction and Controls
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MLB 14: The Show marks the first time that the series is available on Sony’s
eighth generation system the PlayStation 4. This guide is designed to
explain the basic features of the game across all of the different platforms
that it’s available on, PS3, PS4, and PS Vita.

There are numerous control options for the various situations that you will
encounter when playing a game in MLB 14: The Show. The following is a full
list of all the possible controls on all of the possible controllers, plus
some basic tips for both batting and pitching.

BATTING (TIMING AND ZONE) BASICS
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Normal – X
Contact – O
Power – Square
Check – X (hold)
Direction in Zone – LS
Sacrifice Bunt – Triangle (early)
Drag Bunt – Triangle (late)

PURE ANALOG HITTING
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Stride – RS (back)
Swing – RS (forward)
Check – RS (press)
Direction in Zone – RS
Sacrifice Bunt – RS (hold forward)
Drag Bunt – RS (late forward)

BATTING (ALL MODES) MISC
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Pitch History & Guess Pitch – R2
Activate Batter’s Eye Cam – RS
Control Batter’s Eye Cam – RS
Call Timeout – D-pad (up)
Attributes – D-pad (right)
Swing/Pitch Info – LS
Situational Info – Select
Pitcher & Batter Trends – D-pad (left)
Quick Men – D-pad (down)

BATTING (ALL MODES) ADVANCED
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Type – R2 + Icon
Location – R2 + LS
Fly Ball – R2 + RS (up)
Ground Ball – R2 + RS (down)
To Right Side – R2 + RS (right)
To Left Side – R2 + RS (left)

PITCHING BASICS
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Type 1 – X
Type 2 – O
Type 3 – Triangle
Type 4 – Square
Type 5 – R1
Pitch Out – L1 + X
Intentional Walk – L1 + O
Pan Cam Back to 2nd – D-pad (up) or RS

PURE ANALOG PITCHING
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Start Delivery – RS (back)
Set Velocity/Release Point – RS (forward)
Set Accuracy – RS (aimed in direction of meter target)

PITCHING ADVANCED
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To 1st – L2 + O
To 2nd – L2 + Triangle
To 3rd – L2 + Square
Casual Move – L2 + Base Iconx2
Quick Move – L2 + Base Icon
Deceptive Move – L2 + Hold Icon
Look at Runner – L2
Step Off Mound – L1
Position Ball in Zone – LS
Pitch Ball – X
Request API Call – R2

FIELDING
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To 1st – O
To 2nd – Triangle
To 3rd – Square
To Home – X
To Cutoff – L1
Fake Throw – Icon
Player Movement – LS or D-pad
Switch to Closest Player – L2
Jump – R1 or RS (up)
Dive – R2 or RS (down)

PURE ANALOG THROWING
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To 1st – RS (right)
To 2nd – RS (up)
To 3rd – RS (left)
To Home – RS (down)
To Cutoff – RS + L1
Fake Throw – RS
Set Throw Velocity – RS

DEFAULT BASERUNNING – LEADING OFF & STEALING
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Target Runner – LS
Lead Off All – L1
Lead Off Individual – LS + L1
Return All – R1
Return Individual – LS + R1
All Runners – L2
Individual Runner – LS + L2
Stealing Early – L2

DEFAULT BASERUNNING
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Target Runner – LS
Advance All – L1
Advance Individual – LS + Icon
Return All – R1
Return Individual – LS + Icon
Stop Runner – R2

CLASSIC BASERUNNING – LEADING OFF & STEALING
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To 2nd Queued – O + L2
To 3rd Queued – Triangle + L2
To Home Queued – Square + L2
To 2nd Manual – O (hold) + L2 (hold)
To 3rd Manual – Triangle (hold) + L2 (hold)
To Home Manual – Square (hold) + L2 (hold)
At 1st – O + L1 (leadoff) or R1 (return)
At 2nd – Triangle + L1 (leadoff) or R1 (return)
At 3rd – Square + L1 (leadoff) or R1 (return)

CLASSIC BASERUNNING
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Advance All – L1
Return All – R1
Stop Runner – R2
1st to 2nd – O + D-pad (down)
1st to 3rd – O + D-pad (right)
1st to Home – O + D-pad (up)
2nd to 3rd – Triangle + D-pad (right)
2nd to Home – Triangle + D-pad (up)
3rd to Home – Square + D-pad (up)

SLIDING
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Straight (Head First) – RS (up)
Hook Left (Head First) – RS (up + left)
Hook Right (Head First) – RS (up + right)
Straight (Feet First) – RS (down)
Hook Left (Feet First) – RS (down + left or left)
Hook Right (Feet First) – RS (down + right or right)
Run Past Home Plate – RS + down (no catcher on plate)
Break Up Double Play – RS + down

BATTING TIPS
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To aim where you’re going to swing your bat, you can control the yellow
cursor in the batter’s box. You can also guess the pitch by pressing R2,
which will give you a hitting advantage.

Press X to swing the bat. If you just tap X and the pitcher threw a ball, it
will just count as a batting check. If you hold in X, then it will be a full
swing.

PITCHING TIPS
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Pitching has been retooled in MLB 14: The Show. First, choose your pitch by
pressing any of the face buttons. Then choose where you want to send the
pitch using the left stick. The controller will vibrate the more that you go
outside the batter’s box.

Press X when the circle that is expanding and then retracting around the
cursor is at its smallest point. This will make the pitch as accurate as
possible.

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2. Play Now
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For those that want to quickly jump into the MLB 14: The Show experience.
There are four different options for players in this menu.

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EXHIBITION
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Just a basic game of baseball. Choose your team, your lineup, and then hit the
diamond. This is the purest experience that there is for MLB 14: The Show.
This mode can be played online or offline, with up to four players playing
the game.

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THE SHOW LIVE
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This mode uses real stats from actual MLB games to dictate the your in-game
experience. Obviously this mode requires that you are connected to the
Internet, as it utilizes PlayStation Network.

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ONLINE RATED
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Online Rated is the equivalent to Online “ranked” in other games. You play
games online against others, and if you win you will gain in rank–losing will
make you decrease in rank.

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ONLINE EXHIBITION
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Online but without the added “ranked” stress. Think of it as online just for
fun! Though I don’t know if the people you encounter online in this mode will
necessarily be thinking the same way. <_<

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3. Franchise
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Just like always, there is a standard “season” mode in MLB 14: The Show. This
mode is called “Franchise” in these games. There are three different flavors
for Franchise:

Franchise
Online Franchise
Season

In these modes, you can choose to control as many of the teams as you’d like.
You can choose to partake in the games or simulate them. You can make trades,
manage rosters, and a lot more.

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4. Diamond Dynasty
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Diamond Dynasty is described in-game as a “massive multiplayer online mode”.
It is a lot more strategic than the other game modes because of this. You are
constantly dealing with other players in Diamond Dynasty.

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5. Road to the Show
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Road to the Show is another form of single player in the game, however,
instead of taking control of an entire team, you just take control of a single
player.

You can choose a pre-existing MLB player or you can create a customized
player when playing through Road to the Show. After choosing or creating
your player, you then have to choose between four different possible regions
for the Prospect Showcase, which are as follows:

West
Central
East
International

Upon choosing your region, you have to play three different games. These
three games will determine how sought after you are during the MLB draft,
which will follow the games. These games are meant to take place during your
players’ career in the minor leagues.

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6. Mini Modes
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The “Mini Modes” are quick little modes that can help you out in a variety of
different aspects of MLB 14: The Show, sometimes in the form of fun little
challenges.

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HOME RUN DERBY
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A staple of any baseball game, Home Run Derby once again returns to MLB 14:
The Show. The goal? To hit as many home runs as possible of course!

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BATTING PRACTICE
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The place to go if you need to practice how some of the new batting mechanics
work in MLB 14: The Show.

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PITCHING PRACTICE
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The pitching in MLB 14: The Show works pretty differently than last year’s
version. Master it with this practice mode.

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POSTSEASON
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Experience postseason Major League Baseball.

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CHALLENGE OF THE WEEK
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Each week, the folks at Sony will update the game to include a new Challenge of
the Week that can be completed.

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7. Community Challenges
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In the “Mini Modes” section of the guide, I mention the Challenge of the
Week. Not only is there the Challenge of the Week, but a new addition to this
year’s game is the Community Challenges mode.

This mode is pretty self-explanatory. Basically, players are able to create
their own challenges like the Challenge of the Week and then share it with
their fellow gamers.

There are trophies attached to both completing Community Challenges as well as
creating your own, so those that are interested in getting 100% in this game
will want to spend some time in this new mode.

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8. Team List
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The following is a list of teams that are featured in MLB 14: The Show, in
alphabetical order:

AL All-Stars
Angels
Astros
Athletics
Blue Jays
Braves
Brewers
Cardinals
Cubs
Diamondbacks
Dodgers
Giants
Indians
Mariners
Marlins
Mets
Nationals
NL All-Stars
Orioles
Padres
Phillies
Pirates
Rangers
Rays
Reds
Red Sox
Rockies
Royals
Tigers
Twins
White Sox
Yankees

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9. Trophy List
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MLB 14: The Show features a variety of trophies that players can earn, from
bronze, silver, gold, and then eventually platinum after collecting all of
the other trophies. These are the trophies that are featured in the game:

BRONZE
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Back-to-Back – Hit back-to-back HRs in a game
Breaking the Ice – Successfully create a Community Challenge
Extras Win! – In any game mode, win a game in extra innings
Frozen – Strike out a batter in any game mode
Grand Salami – In any game mode, hit a grand slam
Patience is a Virtue – In any single plate appearance, see 10 or more pitches
Socialite – Successfully complete another user’s posted Community Challenge
Walk Off – In any game mode, win a game on a walk off hit

SILVER
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Chris “Crush” Davis – In any game mode with Chris Davis, have a 2 home run,
5 RBI performance in a single game
Consistency – In any game mode, strike out the side with the same out pitch,
with the same pitcher
Craig “Blitzcraig” Kimbrel – In any game mode with Craig Kimbrel, strike out
3 batters and earn the save in a single game
Fence Posts – Score a single run in every inning of a full 9 inning game
Knock Out Punch – In any game mode, knock out the opponent’s starting pitcher
before the end of the 3rd inning
Paul “America’s First Baseman” Goldschmidt – In any game mode with Paul
Goldschmidt, collect 4 hits, drive in 4 RBI, and score 4 runs in a single
game
Yu “Brother Dal” Darvish – In any game mode with Yu Darvish, throw 7 complete
innings, strike out 14 en route to the win

GOLD
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“King” Felix Hernandez – In any game mode with Felix Hernandez, allow no earned
runs and strike out 9 while earning the win
David “Captain America” Wright – In any game mode with David Wright, hit 2
doubles, a triple, and a home run in a single game
Getting a Piece – In any game mode, excluding RTTS, play an entire 9 inning
game without striking out
Jose “Gigante” Altuve – In any game mode with Jose Altuve, get 3 hits and
steal 3 bases in a single game
Miguel “MC Hammer” Cabrera – In any game mode with Miguel Cabrera, hit 3
home runs while having a perfect day at the plate in a single game
Mike “The Millville Meteor” Trout – In any game mode with Mike Trout, hit
for the cycle and steal a base in a single game
Stephen “The Soul Crusher” Strasburg – In any game mode with Stephen
Strasburg, strike out 12 and allow no earned runs en route to the win
Yasiel “The Wild Horse” Puig – In any game mode with Yasiel Puig, hit a
double, triple, and steal 2 bases in a single game

PLATINUM
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Done! – Earn all of the MLB 14: The Show trophies

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10. Conclusion
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I hope this guide helped you with MLB 14: The Show on PlayStation 3,
PlayStation Vita, and PlayStation 4!

Please feel free to check out all my other content on Cheat Masters!

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2 Responses to MLB 14: The Show [Guide]

  1. avatar unkadunk0801 says:

    Thats a good question .And hopefully someone will come up with an answer.Ill keep checking the game and hopefully will come up with the answer.And if so then Ill post it here.

  2. avatar Art Thompson says:

    How to create a player and add to team